Little Yasha Heifetz was able not only to show off at unattainable for others tempo, but had a quite sofisticated taste and sounded beautifully. It is well audible on Ave Maria and Spanish dance. Common remasterings are often dull this moments but here you can feel it as good as it should be.
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Only the first record is present from the set. The orchestra sounds a little heavy, but Menuhin's violin is recorded elegantly – touching, soft and intonated, it is for this sound Menuhin loved by his fans. The Enesco instrument sounds calm and muted, the teacher does not interfere with his protege.
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Re-release of the 1930s, two records from different sets – the crackling HMV and the clean Electrola. Unique 1915 version of the concert – acoustic recording with chamber accompaniment, which preserved unusually merged consonances and chords, built by two beautiful violins and a quartet. The narrative is on the rise – setting the mood for vivace, then the extraordinary beauty of Largo and the passionate, divine Allegro at the end.
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Lo-Fi audiophile sound. In 1954, the English HMV released a series of records with Django remastered, all of them were somewhat sluggish, but the atmosphere of the 1930s was conveyed quite well on them, the sound remained soft and expressive.
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An example of a French remastering from 1967. Made not bad, but somewhat worse than the ACL’ job, the bottom is excessively clipped. The drive of Django and Grappelli is well conveyed, the clarity of the sound for swing is quite sufficient. Django performed the wonderful “I’LL See You In My Dreams” in a trio with Emmanuel Soudieux (double bass) and Pierre Ferret (rhythm guitar).
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